Robert J. Marks, age 91, of Belleville, IL, born on July 27, 1931, in Geneseo, NY, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Robert managed numerous convenient stores, including Short Stop in Fairview Heights, IL. He retired as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of service with the United States Air Force in 1972. He served his country during the Korean War and during the Vietnam War, while serving in Thailand, Robert was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Edna, nee Jones Marks; his 3 great granddaughters, twins, Callyn and Cambree, and Skylar; and his siblings, Matilda Harvey, Marian Kazimar, Dorothy Kraft, Alexander Marks, Jr., Charles Marks, Ethel Kiehle, Pauline Johns, Peggy Warner and William Marks.
Robert is survived by his wife, Darlene Marks, nee Peeler; his children, Robert J. Marks, Jr., Robin Marks, Robert (Diana) Poe II, Sherrie (Steve) Haber, Lisa (Chris) Vocelka, and William (Dawn) Poe; his 11 grandchildren, Kayla Marks, Nile Marks, Danielle (Bill) Clark, Robert (Lisa) Poe III, Justin Chamberland, Brooks (Sydnie) Boeschen, Dane (Dani Jo) Vocelka, Jillian (Blake) Feldmann, Drew Vocelka, Chase Poe, and Mia Poe; his 7 great grandchildren, Bryce, Carter, Rhett, Quinn, Henry, Kailynn and Grayson.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church or to BJC Hospice.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.
Visitation will also be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5600 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5600 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights, IL, with Pastor Jeff Hemmer officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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